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Lilies growing near Mississippi State's Chapel of Memories enjoy water from the sprinklers on the first day of summer last week. PHOTO: Sarah Tewolde | Public Affairs

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Wear maroon and run Thursday evening
Mississippi State students, faculty and staff, along with alumni, family and friends, are encouraged to wear maroon and run or walk in Gov. Phil Bryant's Run with Your Colors 5K this week. The Run with Your Colors race takes place Thursday at 5:30 p.m. with a start on the south steps of the New Capitol in downtown Jackson. Proceeds from the race will benefit Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital.
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SEC visiting faculty travel grant applications sought
The Southeastern Conference Visiting Faculty Travel Grant Program is intended to enhance faculty collaboration that stimulates scholarly initiatives between SEC universities. Mississippi State University can select a maximum of eight faculty members to receive 2016-2017 travel grants of $1,250 each for transportation, room, board, etc., to use for travel to another SEC campus. Assistant, associate and full professors are eligible.
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University announces 2016-17 Lyceum Series lineup
A Sept. 28 concert by Mississippi native and soul-blues artist Zac Harmon will kick off Mississippi State’s 2016-17 Lyceum Series season. Season ticket renewals for patrons wishing to retain the same seats as last year will take place through July 1. New season tickets go on sale July 5-22. Coordinated by the MSU Performing Arts Committee, annual Lyceum programs are designed to expose residents of campus and surrounding communities to national and international artists in dance, music and theatre.
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Don't take a break from volunteering this summer
The Maroon Volunteer Center at Mississippi State details a number of volunteer opportunities for the campus community on its website and in its newsletter this week, including enrichment camps at the J.L. King Center, Starkville Community Market, community garden project volunteers at the Boys & Girls Club, Maroon Edition Habitat for Humanity, Service DAWGS Day site leaders, MVNU2MSU, and more.
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Volunteers needed for MVNU2MSU
Move-In Day is a very important day in the life of a first-time freshman. Mississippi State faculty and staff members are invited to join Housing and Residence Life on Aug. 6 to help welcome the incoming class of 2020 to the university. "Please consider partnering with us on this special day to give our students a warm welcome to the Bulldog family," said Avent VanHorn, marketing and communications coordinator for student housing.
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SMART modifying shuttle routes for summer
Starkville-MSU Area Rapid Transit (SMART) is modifying several routes through Aug. 11. However, the Boardtown North, Boardtown South, Highway 12 Express, Old Main Express, and the Golden Triangle Regional Airport Express will continue to operate as usual during the summer.
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Institutional Repository now accepting submissions
The new MSU Institutional Repository is now online and accepting submissions. The repository -- available at http://ir.library.msstate.edu -- is a central digital archive for collecting, organizing, preserving, and sharing Mississippi State's history, intellectual and scholarly creations, and research data.
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Policy reminders from University Health Services
University Health Services at Mississippi State reminds the campus community of several important policies for its patients to keep in mind when seeking treatment, parking, refilling a prescription, privacy and more.

 

Reichert named president-elect of CAST
A faculty member of Mississippi State’s biological sciences department is the 2016-2017 president-elect for the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology. MSU Professor Nancy Reichert will serve as the 45th president of the national organization. CAST, which was established in 1972, consists of committed scientists whose goal is to “bring science-based information to policymaking and the public.”
Kirkland honored with distinguished educator award
A Mississippi State faculty member is the first woman to receive an international award given by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists during the organization’s convention in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Brenda Kirkland, an MSU associate professor of geosciences, was honored earlier this month with the Grover E. Murray Memorial Distinguished Educator Award, during what is termed “the premier science and technology event for petroleum geologists.”
Staff recognized for public relations achievements
Various projects showcasing the creative talents of Mississippi State University staff members recently garnered high honors in national and regional public relations competitions.
University relaunches TV channel
Mississippi State’s TV channel, MSTV, has relaunched in high definition with new programming and expanded coverage. “This represents an increasingly valuable partnership between the university and C Spire Fiber TV and MaxxSouth Broadband and the subscribers they serve, and we’re grateful for their cooperation,” said MSU Chief Communications Officer Sid Salter. “It’s also a real victory for MSU’s University Television Center in exponentially expanding the market for broadcast content the university is already producing.'
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